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English adjective: innocent

1. innocent free from evil or guilt


SamplesAn innocent child.
The principle that one is innocent until proved guilty.


Synonymsclean-handed, guiltless


Similarabsolved, acquitted, blameless, clear, cleared, exculpated, exonerated, inculpable, irreproachable, not guilty, unimpeachable, vindicated


See alsoexculpatory, righteous


Antonymsguilty

2. innocent lacking intent or capacity to injure


SamplesAn innocent prank.


Synonymsinnocuous


Similarharmless


Antonymsharmful

3. innocent free from sin


Synonymsimpeccant, sinless


Similarvirtuous


Antonymswicked

4. innocent lacking in sophistication or worldliness


SamplesA child's innocent stare.
His ingenuous explanation that he would not have burned the church if he had not thought the bishop was in it.


Synonymsingenuous


Similarnaif, naive


Antonymssophisticated

5. innocent not knowledgeable about something specified


SamplesAmerican tourists wholly innocent of French.
A person unacquainted with our customs.


Synonymsunacquainted


Similaruninformed


Antonymsinformed

6. innocent completely wanting or lacking


SamplesWriting barren of insight.
Young recruits destitute of experience.
Innocent of literary merit.
The sentence was devoid of meaning.


Synonymsbarren, destitute, devoid, free


Similarnonexistent


Antonymsexistent, existing

7. innocent (used of things) lacking sense or awareness


SamplesFine innocent weather.


Similarunconscious


Domain usagearchaicism, archaism


Antonymsconscious


English noun: innocent

1. innocent (person) a person who lacks knowledge of evil


Synonymsinexperienced person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)boy scout, dear, lamb, naif, virgin









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